Voyage Learning Campus - Year 9, 10 & 11

Voyage Learning Campus - Year 9, 10 & 11 Staff

Name Role
Tony Hill Acting Principal
Pete Williams Acting Vice Principal
Sam Bailey-Price Head of Faculty of Creative Arts & Food Technology
Joseph Stone Teacher - Faculty Lead PSHE & Citizenship
Lara Morawiec Lead Teacher Year 9 & Assistant SENCO
Victoria Trim Teacher
Sharron Dainton Teacher
Leslie Turnbull Teacher
Karen Jenkins Teacher
Andy Phillpotts Lead for Motor Vehicle
Jane Beason AP Coordinator
Amanda Cook HLTA
Gayle Wilton Teaching Assistant
Sara Steele Teaching Assistant
Tania McKenna Teaching Assistant
Mrs S Bowler Business Support Administrator
Deborah Hodge Business Support Administrator

Location

Our Year 9, 10 and 11 provision is located on Oldmixon Crescent on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare and provides provision for up to 48 learners in Years 9 - 11. The site is a bespoke provision geared up to deliver both academic and vocational subjects. All students are given the opportunity to study for up to 6 GCSE courses and a wide range of other accredited qualifications including BTECs and ABC courses.

Subjects Offered

The Centre offers a wide range of accredited courses including:-

GCSE

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Citizenship
  • Art & Design
  • Art - Photography

Vocational Courses

  • BTEC Home Cooking Skills
  • ABC Awards in Motor Vehicle studies
  • ASDAN Awards

Students are taught in small individual year groups.

Support and Intervention

Personalised learning is a key part to the way we work in Centre, with each student receiving an individual learning programme with specific learning targets. The curriculum is tailored to match the individual student needs. This includes lessons individually differentiated for each student, supported by Pastoral Support Plans. Within the centre an Assistant SENCO ensures that appropriate interventions are put in place for each student. Each student has a Key Tutor who they meet every week. The Key Tutor also contacts parents by phone on a weekly or on occasions more frequent basis. Students are placed in the different parts of the centre based on whether they require a more kinaesthetic learning package or more academic subject package.

The Key Tutor is the first point of contact for parents who may wish to check on their child’s progress or alert the Centre to any issues or concerns they may have. Student progress reviews are held bi-termly with the student, parents/carers and these are organised by the Key Tutor.

Key Tutors meet regularly with students to discuss progress, set targets and any issues the student may have, this is a key relationship in the school.

Rewards

Rewards and sanctions are an important part of supporting students to make progress. Students can earn 10 points per lesson. Points are awarded as follows:-

  • 3 points for working throughout the lesson
  • 3 points for acceptable behaviour
  • 2 points for appropriate language
  • 2 points for punctuality

When students have accumulated enough points they earn vouchers. Other opportunities exist for students to earn certificates, phone calls home and partake in reward trips.

Transition to Post 16

All of our students have access to a Youth Employment Services (YES) Coordinator who offers independent careers guidance, organises visits to colleges, help students' complete applications to college, apprenticeships or employment/training courses. As a Centre we also arrange visiting speakers and college taster days. Work experience is on offer to all students and our coordinator arranges everything including the appropriate Health and Safety and insurance checks. Our YES Coordinator also accompanies students on college visits and monitors them until they reach the age of 19.